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04-24-2013, 04:52 PM
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Crosby, Malkin, Kane and Toews all won the Cup under the age of 25 so saying guys won't hit their prime and we can't win until they do is bunk. There are lots of young guys who take their teams to Cups. Didn't Perry and Getzlaf win one as well? I mean, you have a kid like Forsberg, pair him with Mac or Drouin and there you have two pretty awesome forwards. Throw Wilson in there and that's pretty solid. Now everyone is moving down the depth chart some and we have a solid top 9 and this so called rebuild may take a year. Then all of a sudden, we still have Weber and Rinne and a bunch of these guys have some time under their belts and are ready to rock for many years.
Sorry but this shouldn't be too hard for us to accomplish, especially if we land someone in the top 3 this year.
Your four examples of players who won Cups under the age of 25 were all on teams that had a minimum of 3 top five picks in the span four years. It wasn't just Crosby and Malkin for the Pens ... but Fleury, Whitney, and Staal as well. Kane and Toews had Barker plus the #14 overall Seabrook. If you want that type of rebuild, it takes years of poor performance and the resultant early picks.
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